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Once the templates are uploaded, navigate to Media > List templates and click on the corresponding Add button.

Fill the information on the next page:

  • Name: this field will be displayed in the SolusVM Interface on every page that refers the template.
  • Description: this field will be displayed on the templates list page only.
  • Template: this dropdown contains the list of the files in the corresponding directory. 

Other settings depends on the virtualization specific and template specific, the table below explains the critical major settings:

NameParameterDescriptionApplicable to
Template Name
Name of the template that will be visible in SolusVMAllNecessary
Template descriptionAllNecessary
Generation1 or 2

SolusVM provides 2 types of KVM templates:
Generation 1 - RAW KVM image
Generation 2 - qcow2 KVM image

Template file taken from the list of uploaded templatesAllNecessary
StatusActive or DisabledCurrent status of the template, if the image is available to create a virtual server or notAllNecessary
Architecture of the image operation system, 32-bit or 64-bit. In most cases it is in name of the template file x86 for 32-bit and x86_64 for 64-bit templatesAllNecessary
Disk Drivervirtio, ideParavirtualized KVM driver to work with storage deviceKVM templateNecessary
Root/Admin Password
The password of the root/Administrator user that has been set initially for the source imageKVM templateOptional
Change Root/Admin Password
When it is ticked, it generates unique root password for Linux-based templates and replace it instead of default one
Configure Networking
When it is ticked, it will attempt to configure the networking inside of the Linux-based VPS, including a hostname. Otherwise, it will use DHCPKVM template, CentOS, RedHat, Debian, Ubuntu - based distributions with the old network device name (eth0) inside of the imageOptional
No sparse copying
This option disables turns off sparse copying option on virt-resize procedure which allows avoiding issues of VM image corruption on VM creation in some cases.. See "SPARSE COPYING" KVM template, CentOS 7/RHEL 7 KVM nodesOptional
Partition # to Resize
Number of data partition inside of the templateKVM templateOptional
Swap Partition #
Number of swap partition inside of the templateKVM templateOptional
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